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Title Description Institution Country Level Topics
Think globally, act locally – for human rights

Local and regional authorities should apply European and international human rights standards when they formulate their policies and ensure that their approach is rights-based.

Council of Europe – Commissioner for Human Rights International International Legal frameworks
Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming – A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit

This Resource Guide & Toolkit clarifies the conceptual issues and fundamental principles on the promotion and protection of minorities; the standards to engage them and increase their opportunities for participation and representation in development processes.

Joint Initiative between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues & Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Coordination, Funding
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions

 

Provides the normative framework and state obligations deriving from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other sources.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Legal frameworks
HUMAN RIGHTS: A Basic Handbook for UN Staff

 

This handbook has been developed to contribute to the understanding of the concept of human rights, the obligations of the UN to promote and protect human rights, and how the United Nations discharges this obligation.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Legal frameworks
Good Governance Practices for the Protection of Human Rights

 

Strengthening of democratic institutions, improving service delivery such as education and social services, strengthening human rights in legislation and policy and combating corruption.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Legal frameworks, Getting expert advice, Coordination
National Human Rights Institutions: A Handbook on the Establishment and Strengthening of National Institutions for the Promotion

 

This handbook highlights the importance and effectiveness of NHRIs in safeguarding fundamental rights.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Getting expert advice
List of National Human Rights Institutes

Provides practical information for the existing national institutions for the promotion and protection of Human Rights in Europe and globally.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Getting expert advice
Human Rights Education & Training

Human Rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold theirs and those of the others.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Education and training
World Programme for Human Rights Education

The World Programme seeks to promote a common understanding of basic principles and methodologies of human rights education, to provide a concrete framework for action and to strengthen partnerships and cooperation from the international level down to the grass roots.

Office of the United nations high Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Education and training, Coordination
Frequently Asked Questions on a Human Rights - Based Approach to Development Cooperation

Gives answers to several commonly asked questions regarding planning human rights activities such as what is the relationship between human rights and poverty reduction.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International International Education and training

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